Butterfly Dining Table #8: Designing and Installing the Butterfly Leaf

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Blog entry by Guy Dunlap posted 12-31-2015 04:55 AM 1086 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This time I mark the layout for how the butterfly hinge is going to be installed. Then I use a steel rod and bushings to create the hinge mechanism. This all gets installed into the support system of the table so the leaf will store under the table when it is not in use.

I also show how I add the splines to the edges, and a cool way to hide the end grain of the splines. Then I level the table halves, then the leaf to the rest of the top. Almost complete!

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#1 posted 12-31-2015 12:10 PM

All I can say is Wow!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 12-31-2015 12:54 PM

All I can say is Wow!!

- Roger

Thanks Roger!

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